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CBS
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> president obama has ordered flags to fly at half staff through monday in honor of nelson mandela. >>> four months after he was released from prison, nelson mandela visited the u.s. more than 70,000 people packed the oakland coliseum to see him. as christin ayers explains, it was the east bay who led this movement that earned the bay area its visit. >> reporter: a lone rose left as the monument. >> it is you. the people of oakland, the people of the bay area who have given me and my delegation strength and hope to go back and continue the struggle. >> reporter: it was no accident that nelson mandela made oakland the final stop on his 1990 u.s. freedom tour. the east bay was really a center of a lot of the efforts to try to change the south african regime and get rid of apartide. seven years later the city of berkeley became the first in the nation to divest from south africa. assemblywoman nancy skinner was part of that movement forcing the campus to cut ties with corporations linked with the attartide regime. nelson mandela's visit here four years later was particularly emotional
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
not let up since his death on thursday. today mandela's ex-wife is headed to one service. at another, his successor eulogized the country's first black president. >> what he was able to do, to engage in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle will leave tomorrow for south africa. they'll attend a national memorial service for mandela on tuesday. >>> bay area churchgoers also honored the former south african president today. john shows us the celebration of his life and legacy at san francisco's glide memorial church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their services, the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as the children's choir honored the passing of the man who is being called the father of the nation. >> it's bigger than that. nelson mandela touched all of our lives regardless of where we were in the world. >> reporter: pastor sisal williams met him twice. he said mandela's power came from his ability to rise above the outrage of his imprisonment to become an irresistible for
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
mandela will be getting underway in about two hours. crowds have already started packing the soccer stadium on this rainy day. president obama has arrived for the service. former presidents george w. bush, jimmy carter and bill clinton will all be attending. memorial service for mandel washington d-c. >>> also tonight we'll be introduced to a group of bay area kids who will play a special role in that memorial service for mandela in washington d.c. >> reporter: as beautifully as he sings for oakland pacific boy choir academy, 8th grader aaron sanchez speaks just as beautifully about the moment he found out nelson mandela died. >> a voice of the world has just gone away. we'll never hear it again. >> reporter: the former south african president's death four days ago hit especially hard at this school. >> we have a special connection with south africa. >> reporter: the grammy award winning boys choir has traved the world, but it was a trip to south africa in 2009 that 9th grader brendan singer said had the greatest impact. they traveled to nelson mandela's home. >> being in his house,
CBS
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
and reflection in south africa. on tuesday, a memorial service at a soccer stadium in mandela's former home. up to 100,000 people are expected. among them, president obama. he will be layed to rest on december 15. >> same big chill gripping the bay area is expanding. >> manuel shows how it is creating havoc. >> parts of dallas, fort worth appear frozen. cars and trucks have been stranded on highways that became solid sheets of ice overnight. conditions are dangerous. the driver of this pickup truck died when it slid off an overpass on i-35 into a frigid lake. across the region, crews are still trying to restore power to thousands. and weekend events that weren't canceled, like the central florida smu football game saw barely a soul in the stands. about the only place you could find a crowd was dallas, fort worth, international airport. 4,000 people had to spend the night on cots. since thursday, the airlines have canceled more than 1,000 flights out of the airport. this airplane has been stuck on an icy tarmac since last night. rodney wood is trying to get to australia. >> i act
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